Private developer Pellicano is pushing ahead with apartment projects in Brisbane and Melbourne as it bolsters its build-to-rent pipeline.
The developer, who has worked across 24 build-to-rent projects in the past 12 months, will add 400 apartments to its burgeoning $1-billion build-to-rent portfolio.
Its swing away from the traditional build-to-sell model towards a long-hold rental asset comes as the emerging build-to-rent model gains momentum in the housing sector.
In Brisbane, Pellicano is planning to deliver 86 one- and two-bedroom apartments on a 1400sq m site at 21 Duke Street in Kangaroo Point.
The eight-storey apartment building, designed by DBI Architecture, will include 800sq m of communal space, two levels of basement parking and a rooftop garden.
In the neighbouring suburb of Woolloongabba, Pellicano is also pressing ahead with the seventh stage of its $700-million South City Square masterplanned development.
The 15-storey tower will be made up of 152 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, 254sq m of ground-floor retail and 187sq m of “all-day dining”.
It will feature a rooftop pool, yoga lawn and lounge, as well as a “unique green space”, designed in collaboration with Oculus, which will extend from the central square.
The first three stages of South City Square are now complete with stage four, including the new Hyatt Place Hotel, currently under construction.
In Melbourne, the developer has plans to extend the already established retail and commercial hub The Links in Oakleigh South with 172 one- and two-bedroom residences across an eight-level, L-shaped building.
The development, designed by i2C Architects, will feature 217sq m of co-working space providing for an increased demand for flexible work-from-home amenities after six statewide lockdowns.
The building will be complemented by a 1712sq m supermarket, on-site café, multiple retail tenancies and hospitality venues.
Pellicano managing director Nando Pellicano said the three projects would be retained and managed under the Pellicano Living banner.
Pellicano Living manages apartments across its build-to-rent developments for investors and includes such services as parcel management, dry cleaning, apartment cleaning, handyman services, bike rentals and community events.
“At each site we like to ensure access to premium lifestyle amenities … we create residences that cater to the needs of families, young couples and first-time renters,” Pellicano said.
Pellicano is a family-owned development company with a diverse range of projects from residential to industrial and business parks in Victoria and Queensland.
Among its recent projects, Pellicano began work on a boutique $46-million build-to-rent project in Brunswick, one of inner-city Melbourne’s best-known suburbs.
The 70-apartment project, designed by Six Degrees Architects, taps into the suburb’s vibe with a communal rooftop with barbecues, a Mediterranean-style herb garden and orchard, and ground floor space allocated to food and beverage operators.
The developer has also advanced construction on a $40-million-plus project, Perry House, in Brisbane’s inner-north suburb of Bowen Hills.
Article Source: www.theurbandeveloper.com
Barwon secures Princess Alexandra Hospital car park
Barwon Investment Partners has snapped up a multi-level car park and medical centre on a site with significant development upside opposite Princess Alexandra Hospital.
The Woolloongabba asset at 250 Ipswich Road is setting the healthcare focused fund manager back around $95 million, reflecting a circa four per cent net passing yield.
The property contains an eight level, 773-bay garage attached to a two floor wellness centre with 21 tenancies, anchored to Gabba Dermatology, Brisbane Cardiology and Allied Health; the Weighted Average Lease Expiry is nearly seven years.
A pedestrian overpass connects the building to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, also a major teaching campus, employing 6810.
The 5106 sqm block has significant upside – up to 15 storeys based on its zoning, according to JLL’s Seb Turnbull, Elliott O’Shea and Simon Quinn, who marketed the asset with a Blight Rayner scheme.
BIP invests again
Established in 2006, BIP holds a property portfolio worth $2.3 billion.
Its medical related product, much held in a Healthcare Property fund, is priced at about $1.4b as at March, 2022.
Seven months ago, for the trust, the manager paid Forza Capital $34.7m for a South Brisbane medical centre – not far from 250 Ipswich Rd – and two Canberra assets including Belconnen’s Ginninderra Medical & Dental Centre on nearly a hectare.
Also late last year BIP spent $75m for a 12 level St Kilda Rd office majority leased to Alfred Health.
More to come.
Article source: www.realestatesource.com.au
Brisbane’s Office Market Greenlit for Business
Brisbane’s office market continues to shake off the pandemic doldrums with two new commercial towers approved in the CBD and fringe suburbs.
Property owner PGIM and development partner Indema’s plan for a bold adaptive reuse of a 1970s commercial building at 444 Queen Street has won approval.
The bronze 22-storey tower opposite Customs House will be stripped back to its core structure and completely remodelled with a new podium, curtain wall facade and an additional two-storey sculptural canopy.
Indema director Michael Bruderlin said they would be targeting a net zero certification for the building upon completion in the first quarter of 2024.
Article source: www.theurbandeveloper.com
Developer Pitches for $130m Shop-Top Housing on Bayside
Brisbane’s bayside could be going up in the world with plans for $130-million highrise shop-top housing in the heart of the seaside suburb of Wynnum.
Brisbane-based developer Hambros has lodged plans for a 21-storey apartment tower on the vacant lot neighbouring the Wynnum Central Shopping Centre, after winning approval for an small extension to the retail centre late last year.
The development comprises a 6-storey retail and commercial podium, with a 275-apartment tower above, backing on to Wynnum Central Park.
Hambros has reportedly spent about $14 million on revamping the Wynnum Central Shopping Centre on Bay Terrace, as part of a $74-million plan to rejuvenate Wynnum, including cinemas.
According to planning documents lodged with the Brisbane City Council, the tower will be made up of 54 one-bedroom apartments, 148 two-bedroom apartments, and 67 three-bedroom apartments, with six penthouses, which will have private rooftop space and their own pools.
The building height is well in excess of the allowable five to eight storeys in the Wynnum Manly Neighbourhood Plan, but town planners Gateway Survey and Planning argued the plan was “outdated” and should be overhauled.
The six-storey podium would contain two levels of parking, a retail tenancy at ground level, a floor of retail, with two storeys of commercial space for office, healthcare and events space on levels 5 and 6.
In a statement to the council Hambros director Justin Ham said the Wynnum CBD had been left behind “with no development occurring in the last 20 years”.
“Our project is designed to put Wynnum CBD on the ‘open for business’ map,” Ham said.
“This landmark development, with a construction cost estimated at $130 million will have a huge financial and community positive impact on the Wynnum CBD and surrounding areas.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifestime opportunity to create a beautiful space overlooking the best bay in the world.”
Ham said the development would bring much-needed foot traffic to the heart of the Wynnum CBD and help bolster businesses and landowners he said were struggling to remain profitable.
Taiwanese developer Shayher Group won approval for a masterplanned retail precinct at Wynnum Plaza with plans for 184 apartments across eight residential buildings as well as boutique cinemas and increased retail space, reportedly worth more than $100 million.
Work on the Wynnum Plaza redevelopment was due to commence later this year with a completion date hedged for 2024.
Article source: www.theurbandeveloper.com
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